Practical Nursing

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Practical Nursing Program

The Practical Nursing Technical Diploma program at Nunez Community College is designed to meet the educational needs of those students who desire a career entry into health care as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Recent changes in the Practical Nursing Program have been designed to help students gain a quicker entry into the nursing program and attain successful completion of the program in 16 months.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) care for the sick, participate in prevention of illness and and assist in the rehabilitation of patients. They are employed in various health care settings such as long term care facilities, hospitals, clinics, physician offices, home health and community health facilities.

The nursing faculty at Nunez Community College subscribe to the philosophy that nursing is both an art and a scientific discipline, and endeavor to develop well rounded Practical Nurses who can apply the principles of caring, art and scientific knowledge to assist clients to achieve holistic maximum level of wellness. 

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Prospective students who are interested in Practical Nursing should apply to Nunez Community College online at Specific questions about the LPN program and its entrance requirements can be directed to Nursing Department at (504) 278-6380 or to Ms. Michelle Bennett, Nursing program director,